All systems go for Soweto run

2010-10-27 11:51

The 2010 Soweto Marathon has passed the 1 700 mark in race entries

and athletes still wishing to enter for the November 7 road race can do so at

the Maponya and Jabulani Malls in Soweto this weekend.

With a victory purse of R100 000 to the top male and female athlete

in the open category, the stakes are high as the country’s leading long distance

stars are joined by masses of recreational runners out to be a part of one of

the favourite events on the Athletics South Africa calendar.

The race will start at 6am at the Rand Show Road, Nasrec, with the

route taking the field via Madibane High School and Orlando Stadium, past the

home of former President Nelson Mandela and past the Hector Pieterson


It will continue past Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s current home, via

Kliptown, Walter Sisulu Square and past the Chris Hani Baragwanath


The 10km wheelchair race will start at 6.20am, with the 10km race

and 10km walk starting 6.20am and 6.30am respectively. The 5km fun run will

commence at 8am.

Athletes who have entered are requested to collect their race

numbers between 9am and 7pm from the Athletics SA offices in Houghton on

November 3 and 4 or from the MTN Expo Centre in Nasrec on November 5 and


Entries fees for the marathon are R80 per athlete, with the 10km

(R40), 10km walk (R40), 10km wheelchair (R40) and 5km fun run (R15). Athletes

over the age of 60 years will be able to enter free of charge with temporary

licence fees for the 42.2km race charged at R30 per athlete and the 10km run or

walk at R15 per athlete.


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